Continuing the Mock Newbery Process: Time for July Suggestions
We’re officially more than halfway through 2022. Last week in Washington, DC, the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet was held in person for the first time since 2019. Jason Chin, Donna Barba Higuera, and Grace Linn were officially presented with their 2022 Caldecott, Newbery, and Legacy awards; Soline Holmes shared an excellent recap of the event on the ALSC Blog.
Meanwhile, on Heavy Medal, we’re continuing to share titles that just might be in contention for the 2023 Newbery Medal which will be announced in January and presented next June in Chicago. So far we’ve built a list of 55 suggestions, and the good books just keep coming.
July suggestions are now open. Please submit up to five Newbery-eligible titles in the comments section below. As a reminder, it’s fine to add titles that have already been suggested, and please limit your choices to books that have already been published. For more details about our suggestion process, see this earlier post.
We’ll keep July suggestions open through Saturday, July 9th, then share an updated list on July 11th.
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About Steven Engelfried
Steven Engelfried was the Library Services Manager at the Wilsonville Public Library in Oregon until he retired in 2022 after 35 years as a full-time librarian. He served on the 2010 Newbery committee, chaired the 2013 Newbery Committee, and also served on the 2002 Caldecott committee. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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